Getting Started


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Getting Started

  1. Veterans On-Line Application (VONAPP)

    VA Form 22-1990Application for VA Education Benefits

    VA Form 22-5490Dependents’ Application for VA Education Benefits (Under Provisions of chapters 33 and 35, of title 38, U.S.C.)

  2. Apply for VA benefits through or 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551).
  3. Apply for Admissions
  4. Make an appointment with VA School Certifying Officer, Moira Samek located in the Financial Aid Office. Items you will need for the meeting:
      • copy of your DD-214 member copy 4
      • copy of your VONAPP application
      • copy of your Certificate of Eligibility
  5. Request a copy of your Military Transcript:~Army, Navy, Coast Guard or Marines: ~Air Force :
  6. After you are accepted to FM, schedule your placement test by calling the Student Development Center at 518-736-3622, ext. 8140.
  7. After you complete the placement test, make an appointment to meet with the Veterans Academic Advisor Christie Crawford, located in the Student Development Center.
  8. Apply for Financial Aid – Federal Aid at and NYS TAP
  9. Connect with other Veterans on Campus: FM Veterans’ Club – Contact Club Advisor Dan Towne, or 736-3622 ext. 8051.  Like us on Facebook!
  10. VA Form 22-1995 – Request for Change of Program or Place of Training Form 22-5495Dependents’ Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (Under Provisions of Chapters 33 and 35, Title 38, U.S.C.)
  11. After registering for classes each semester, you must notify the Certifying Official by bringing a copy of your schedule to the Financial Aid Office.  If you changed your degree program, had a break in enrollment or switched schools, please complete and submit Form 22-1995 (Ch. 30, 32,33, 1606,1607 and VRAP) or Form 22-5495 (Ch. 35).

FM Contact Information:

Moira Samek, VA School Certifying Officer

518-736-3622, ext. 8203

Christie Crawford, Veteran Academic Advisor

518-736-3622, ext. 8163